[PHOTOS] Uhuru officially received in Lisbon by host president

The two leaders led their respective delegations in bilateral talks, and addressed the media.

In Summary

• Uhuru was received by his Portuguese host at the iconic Jerónimos Monastery in central Lisbon in an elaborate military ceremony that included a Guard of Honour.

• Kenyatta later took a short drive, escorted by a ceremonial cavalry of horse riders, to the nearby Belém Palace, the official residence of the Portuguese President.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially been received in Lisbon, Portugal, by his host President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Uhuru is on a two-day State Visit to the southern European country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU

Uhuru was received by his Portuguese host at the iconic Jerónimos Monastery in central Lisbon in an elaborate military ceremony that included a Guard of Honour and a Gun Salute by the Forças Armada (The Portuguese Armed Forces).

President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU

Jerónimos Monastery, which President Kenyatta toured extensively, is an imposing masterpiece of 16th-century Portuguese architecture.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU

It is also a global monument where the remains of renowned Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama and poet Luís de Camões are interred.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU

Kenyatta later took a short drive, escorted by a ceremonial cavalry of horse riders, to the nearby Belém Palace, the official residence of the Portuguese President.

The two leaders led their respective delegations in bilateral talks and addressed the media.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a parade after being received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received in Lisbon by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic at the commencement of the Kenyan leader's two-day State on Tuesday, June 28,2022.
Image: PSCU

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